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  • Sam Johnson Calls on Community to Help Honor Local Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that nominations for his Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) ceremony are now open. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. “North Texas is home to many men and women who have donned the uniform in defense of Freedom,” said Johnson. “Many of these patriots are so dedicated to serving others that when they ret... Read more

  • HOUSE PASSES SAM JOHNSON BILL TO HONOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS WITH “WALL OF REMEMBRANCE”
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, The Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R. 1475). This bill would permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall would list the names of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in support of Freedom during the Korean War. It would also list the total number of all American POWs and MIAs from the ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Blasts Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 23rd, 2016, President Obama announced his plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the maximum security prison that houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. His plan – which violates federal law – would move these terrorists to other prisons in the continental United States or other overseas countries. After the President’s announcement, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “A President’s most sacred duty is to protect our homela... Read more

  • 2016 Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veteran Patients (the week of Valentine’s Day), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is holding his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will then be picked up by staff between February 8th and February 12th. Congressman Johnson will hand-deliver the heart-felt messages to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center. “Across the country, thousands of v... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2020
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 47 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2020. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring. “Second to God, serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, which is why I find nominating students to America’s service academies to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job as Collin County’s U.S. Representative,” said Johnson. “These 36 young men... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces New VA Specialty Clinic in Conjunction with CBOC
    Posted in Press Release on January 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    PLANO, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) announced that the VA has approved a new specialty clinic to be built in conjunction with the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that will open in the spring of 2016. Johnson’s work to see a new VA clinic open in the North Texas area has spanned several years. The announcement regarding this new specialty clinic comes just three months after the location decision for the CBOC. “As a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW for nearly seve... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to Obama's Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans, National Security, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address: “Just a few hours ago 10 American sailors were captured by the Iranian military. Just a few days ago a refugee in Houston was arrested as part of terrorist plot. Just a few weeks ago a jihadist couple in San Bernardino murdered 14 people. But listening to Obama talk, you’d think everything was going well. Obama seems to think his foreign poli... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 12 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event November 14th
    Posted in Press Release on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the twelve Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on November 14th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. Major Heather Penney – one of two Air Force pilots who took to the skies on Septem... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson Launches “Honor Our Stars and Stripes” Program to Retire Worn Flags
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – In an effort to meet the needs of constituents seeking to properly retire old and worn U.S. flags, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) announced that his Plano office will now be accepting flags through his new program, “Honor Our Stars and Stripes.” Folks are invited to drop off their flags unsuitable for display, which will be retired in a ceremony in the spring of 2016. Details about the program will be announced at a later date, and future ceremonies will be schedul... Read more

  • Rep. Sam Johnson: Major Heather Penney to be Keynote Speaker for Local Event Honoring Collin County Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – With the annual Congressional Veterans Commendation ceremony less than a month away, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Major Heather Penney. Major Penney was one of two Air Force pilots who took to the skies on September 11, 2001 on orders to take down Flight 93 with her own aircraft before the terrorists reached Washington, D.C. “North Texas is a deeply patriotic community, and as such we are home to many exception... Read more